Bunyangabu RDC Commissions Classrooms, Cautions Parents on Absenteeism of Children

The Bunyangabu Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Mr Joshua Masereka, has commissioned a number of classroom blocks and latrines in primary schools around the district.


These include one classroom block at Rugaaga Primary School in Kakinga town council, a classroom block at Kaburaisoke Primary School and a three-stance latrine at Nyabwina Primary School both found in Rwimi town council.



In Kibiito Sub County, three-stance latrines were commissioned at Bunjojo and Mugoma Primary Schools while in Kateebwa Sub County, a two-classroom block was commissioned at Butyoka Primary School. For Bukara Sub County, a two-classroom block at Kinyampanika Primary School and a three-stance latrine at Nyamba B Primary School were commissioned.

The new classroom block at Kaburaisoke primary school. The school has an enrollment of 200 pupils. 


In his speech, the RDC encouraged parents to prioritize girl child education, saying that girls are equally important in communities and deserve to study and not getting married off at tender ages. He promised to work with authorities in the district and arrest all parents who fail to take their children to school. His remarks followed concerns that some schools have registered very low turn-ups for the second term.  


The District Education Officer, Mr Sanyu Robert, said the projects had been funded under the Schools Facilities Grant (SFG), and the neediest schools in the district were considered. 



“Government has now done its role by providing classrooms and books which you need to excel. The remaining part is now yours. I encourage you the parents, teachers and the school management committee to own the school and ensure that these classrooms are used by pupils and not domestic animals. Own the school and keep it in good shape,” the DEO said.

 Commissioning of a three-stance latrine at Nyabwina primary school. 



The Chief Administration Officer (CAO), Mr Isa Hood Nsubuga, appreciated the government for Universal Primary Education (UPE), adding that it had been introduced to help everyone, including those who are financially challenged, access education. He tasked the sub-county leaders to work with councillors and ensure that all children in their respective areas are in school.


Like the RDC, the Secretary for Works and Kibiito town council councillor, Hon. Amon Rutenta, noted that there are children who were still loitering around villages and engaing in child labour even when schools had reopened. He promised to ensure that parents and guardians who do not play their roles of taking their children to school face the law.  




Thursday, May 30, 2024
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Thursday, May 30, 2024